Nostalgia · culture

“Sew” Long, Thimble: Monopoly’s Tokens Get a Modern Makeover


Last Friday, Hasbro announced that the newest edition of Monopoly — which hits shelves this fall — will boast three new playing tokens: a duck, a penguin, and a Tyrannosaurus Rex. These new tokens give the boot to the boot (ha!), the wheelbarrow, and the thimble.

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Music · Music Monday · Nostalgia

6 Songs About First Times | Daisy Chain Oddities


We’re excited to be bringing you another reader-submitted Music Monday post today! Kat over at Daisy Chain Oddities sent us this awesome playlist, which features songs that she associates with some of her “first times.” From buying CD’s to school trips and celebrity crushes, these events are probably things we all can relate to. Do you associate any of these quintessential 90’s songs with your first times? As for me, I remember driving around in my first car singing What’s Up and all sorts of Backstreet Boys songs with my friends. (And listening to her playlist made me curious: whatever did happen to 4 Non Blondes?) Continue reading “6 Songs About First Times | Daisy Chain Oddities”

Childhood · Nostalgia · Stories

Week 11: Hope for Our Future | Everyday Nostalgia


About a week or so ago, as my daughter Zoey and I were getting ready for the day, I flipped on the television. I had heard rumors of snow, and although I normally seek out the weather report on my phone, the remote was closer. The weatherman hadn’t appeared yet so I continued to pack Zoey’s lunch.

Normally, Zoey and I chat as we busy ourselves in the morning, talking about the day ahead. But as I asked her if she was looking forward to ballet class, I found I had to repeat myself, which is something I rarely have to do. I found her in the living room, staring at the screen, a look of concern clouding her normally happy, joyful face. I turned my own face toward the television, and I watched scene after scene of awful, terrible news: a shooting… a robbery… a police search for a missing child… a murder…

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Holiday · Nostalgia · Quotes

A Toast To Today (and Every Day)

To all the days here and after, may they be filled with fond memories, happiness, and laughter. An Irish Toast. Nostalgia Diaries.

A traditional Irish toast to wish you a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


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Childhood · Nostalgia

Creating Cows and Other Whimsical Things

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See that happy little cow up there? Isn’t there something so whimsical, wonderful, and nostalgic about her?

That cow is the creation of my 5-year-old daughter, Zoey. She loves art so much that she regularly watches Bob Ross, adds things in to her drawings to make them feel “more balanced,” and dreams of owning her own art gallery. Continue reading “Creating Cows and Other Whimsical Things”